LUCAS, Kan. (CBS/KWCH) -- A public restroom doesn't normally get a lot of attention. Then again, most restrooms aren't works of art.
The town of Lucas had a problem a few years back, people were coming to visit the artistic town on the weekend but they had nowhere to "go". No public bathrooms were available in the downtown area.
After a sizeable state grant, problem solved: "Bowl Plaza" was built. Engaging on the outside, nostalgia on the inside, and don't forget to sign in first.
You might as well grab a comfortable seat when you step inside the men's restroom at Bowl Plaza. Because the walls are littered with different pop culture items from different generations, sports memorabilia and some items that can't be explained but will grab your attention.
The vision of Lucas artist Eric Abraham helped bring bowl plaza to life. Now folks are coming into Abraham's Flying Pig studio with their own designs, paying tribute to the new in-town attraction. He says, "What people can do with a toilet paper role is something else."
From owls in a tree made out of bathroom tissue to Michelangelo's David taking on a softer form, toilet paper art is now all the rage thanks to Bowl Plaza. Abraham says, "I've never had a show like this before, I've never seen one quite like it".
Town officials hope visitors come for the experience of Bowl Plaza and go only when they need to.